Monday Musings ~ September 28

It’s the last Monday of September. What happened to the month? Can you believe it will be October later this week?! 1. This is the time of year when I tend to go a bit pumpkin-crazy at Trader Joe’s (see above photo). It’s also the time when I have to put a moratorium on entering […]

Monday Musings ~ September 21

Happy Monday, and welcome to Monday Musings! 1. So the big news in my life is that my computer crashed last week. I’m not telling you this to get your sympathy. I was preparing for it for some time. All of my files and photos were backed up (learned that lesson the hard way). I […]

From “Paris” to “Sunshine” ~ Two Book Recommendations for You

It’s time for a few book recommendations, shall we? I’m sharing with you two very different books, but both stellar in their own right. First up is The Paris Key, by Juliet Blackwell. Here’s a bit of background on Juliet and her story: Author Juliet Blackwell fell in love with Paris the first time she […]

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Sophie started second grade this week and I’m a bit in shock that I have a such a “grown up” kid! She has a teacher who has high energy, which Sophie will respond well to. She’s known to expect a lot of the kids, which I appreciate. And the kids in the class are a […]

Monday Musings ~ September 7

Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings on this Labor Day! 1. I spotted these BabyLit classics in children’s board books at a San Diego independent bookstore and I fell in love! I want to buy them all (I already bought two). Clearly I’m not alone because when I posted this photo on Instagram, it […]

Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?

We’ve all had to answer that question at some point in our lives. Nearly every job interview has some iteration of this inquiry. Yet this is really is not a question that can determine professional fit or personal values. Asking where one sees themselves in ten years is actually quite ridiculous because, truth be told, […]